Friday, July 16, 2010

Woodrow Wilson Rockefeller Brothers Fund (WW-RBF) Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color

UW Campus Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The University of Washington has very recently been accepted as one of the participating universities for the Woodrow Wilson Rockefeller Brothers Fund (WW-RBF) Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color. The Fellowship prepares and supports outstanding prospective teachers of color into the teaching profession and into high-needs urban and rural school.

The WW-RBF Fellowships provides selected candidates with:
· A $30,000 stipend to apply towards the cost of the master’s degree;
· Preparation in a high-needs public school;
· Guidance towards teacher certification;
· Support and mentorship throughout the three-year teaching commitment; and
· Lifelong membership in a network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows.
To participate, you must complete and submit the campus nomination application by Wednesday, July 21, 2010. (National applications have an October 15, 2010 deadline.) Interested candidates can obtain additional information by contacting the following individuals or linking to the following website . Consider applying for this exciting and prestigious fellowship.

Marty Howell
Director, College of Education Office of Student Services

Mona Pitre-Collins
Director, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Volunteer as a FIUTS Orientation Facilitator

Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)

Become a volunteer FIUTS Orientation Facilitator and make friends from around the world!

FIUTS is an independent non-profit organization that provides cross-cultural leadership and social programming for UW's international and globally minded domestic students. FIUTS depends on the generosity and passion of our volunteers to help accomplish our goals. Volunteering is a great opportunity to learn intercultural leadership skills and make new friends.

As a FIUTS Facilitator, you will receive cross-cultural leadership training, and gain valuable volunteer experience leading programs and events at UW International Student Orientation in September. Help welcome over 1,500 new students from around the world to the UW and Seattle!

Volunteer opportunities are open to current UW students who have completed at least one quarter at the UW. Facilitators complete a short application and attend a Facilitator Orientation. For more information, check out our website or email Adrienne Wicklund at

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fulbright U.S. Student Program application workshop

Please let your seniors, recent grads, and grad students know that it isn't too late (though time is getting short) to get started on the Fulbright application if they are interested in spending 2011-2012 abroad to do research, advanced study, or teach English. Program details are at Basic eligibility requirements are copied below.

For undergraduate applicants, the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will be holding one more workshop on writing the Statement of Purpose and Personal Statement essays, which are the heart of this application: Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 3:30-5pm, MGH 120. Undergraduate students interested in attending this workshop should e-mail me at to RSVP. (Sorry, this workshop is limited to undergrads and recent Bachelor's alums only).

Graduate students interested in applying should contact Helene Obradovich ( or Marilyn Gray ( in the Graduate Office of Fellowships & Awards.